Kirk Jakesta, author of the Award Winning Book “The Authorities”, grew up in the after math of the residential school system which continues to haunt the Indigenous people throughout all generations. Kirk has faced many hardships in life and has even witnessed drug and alcohol abuse first hand. However, he did not let it define him.
Today he inspires the youth and offers hope for a better life to anyone who needs it. Kirk is now an award winning published author, inspirational speaker, visionary and the CEO and Founder of a Digital Marketing Agency Bud Nation Agency.
Unfortunately, at the very young age of 16, Kirk learned about the horror stories of sexual assaults that his peers and loved ones endured. His childhood was not easy and one day during one of his drug exchanges, he realized the seriousness of what he was doing and that is when he turned his life around and dedicated it to inspiring Indigenous people across North America.
Kirk’s background is unique to himself, in no way are his experiences any worse or better than anyone else’s. Sadly, his story is much of the same as many others that grew up in the aftermath of the residential school system that was forced on their parents, grand parents and great grand parent that continue to haunt them each and everyday of their lives. The horrible things that happened to them in that time, the physical, mental and sexual abuse still have a strong ripple effect in the Indigenous communities across North America and other parts of the world and will continue for generations to come.
Kirk’s goal is to inspire and to create change by changing mindsets and influencing positive actions. He intends to share the opportunities that he has taken advantage of and how each of them have shifted his mindset to seek a better life. He claims, would love to network with other professionals, indigenous people or those who love to work with indigenous people to speak and inspire as well as start businesses to better advance our people out of the Stereotype we are labeled under’.
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